Main Street Before and After the 1922 Fire

Main Street in Southwest Harbor was devastated by fire on March 27, 1922. The fire destroyed the Carroll building, the Holmes store, the Holmes Hotel, and the Odd Fellows building, which was rebuilt on its lot across the street. Main Street was forever changed after the fire.

The second photograph shows the Carroll building on the left, the Village Green and the First National Bank which all occupy sites leveled by the 1922 fire. The Village Green was constructed in 1934 by CCC workers on the land left vacant when the Hotel Holmes and stables burned.


The Hotel Holmes – Circa 1909


The Village Green and the First National Bank, Southwest Harbor, Maine – April 19, 2015